Role of plant myosins in motile organelles: is a direct interaction required?

@article{Buchnik2015RoleOP,
  title={Role of plant myosins in motile organelles: is a direct interaction required?},
  author={Limor Buchnik and Mohamad Abu-Abied and Einat Sadot},
  journal={Journal of integrative plant biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={23-30}
}
Plant organelles are highly motile, with speed values of 3-7 µm/s in cells of land plants and about 20-60 µm/s in characean algal cells. This movement is believed to be important for rapid distribution of materials around the cell, for the plant's ability to respond to environmental biotic and abiotic signals and for proper growth. The main machinery that propels motility of organelles within plant cells is based on the actin cytoskeleton and its motor proteins the myosins. Most plants express… CONTINUE READING